• Save
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7

on

  • 3,799 views

This session will cover the various application compatibility challenges in Windows 7 and how can we address them. Also, it would give an overview of solutions like Application Compatibility Toolkit ...

This session will cover the various application compatibility challenges in Windows 7 and how can we address them. Also, it would give an overview of solutions like Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 – Microsoft, AOK– Changebase and Virtual XP mode which help in mitigating the app compatibility issues.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
3,799
Views on SlideShare
3,744
Embed Views
55

Actions

Likes
3
Downloads
0
Comments
0

2 Embeds 55

http://www.msigeek.com 51
http://www.slideshare.net 4

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7 Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7 Presentation Transcript

  • Managing Application Compatibility in Windows 7
    vijayraj.info
  • About Me
    Work at Texas Instruments
    STEP Member for Windows 7
    Xpertised in Application Setups & Deployment (MVP)
    Xtremely passionate about Technology Evangelism
    Xcited about Cricket and Music
    Fan of Mark Russinovich, Sachin and Rahman!
  • Questions !!
  • Biggest Concern of Application Compatibility*
  • Session Outline
    Topics Covered
    Points to look at when you are moving to Windows 7 from XP and Vista.
    Quick Demos of these issues and mitigations
    Topics Not Covered
    Detail coverage of shims and its implementation
    Virtualization solutions in detail
  • Windows 7 Builds on Vista
    Few Changes: Most software that runs on Windows Vista will run on Windows 7 - exceptions will be low level code (AV, Firewall, Imaging, etc).
    Hardware that runs Windows Vista well will run Windows 7 well.
    Few Changes: Focus on quality and
    reliability improvements
    Deep Changes: New models for security, drivers, deployment, and networking
  • Top Focus Areas coming from Windows XP
    Operating System Version Changes
    Standard User / User Account Control (UAC)
    Windows Resource Protection (WRP)
    Internet Explorer® Protected Mode
    Impacts of 64-bit Operating Systems (no 16 bit)
    Windows Filtering Platform
    Deprecations/GINA/Session 0 (High Impact/Low Frequency)
  • Top Focus Areas coming from Vista
    Operating System Version Changes
    Internet Explorer 8 (Compatibility View, LCIE)
    Removal of Windows Gallery applications (Windows Mail, Movie Maker, Messenger, Address Book, Photo Gallery)
    National Language Support (NLS) Sorting Changes
    File Libraries (they are not folders)
  • Demo
    UAC, Version Number, WRP and Session 0 Issues
  • Tools for Enterprise
  • Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5
  • What is ACT?
    Collection of tools to:
    • Inventory for software, hardware, and device assets
    • Compatibility evaluation for all of the above
    • Get Vendor Support Statements, Logo data from Compatibility Exchange
    • Recommendations for fixing applications and Websites (Internet Explorer 8)
    • Tools to apply compatibility fixes or “shims” to applications
  • ACT Process
  • Update
    Windows 7
    Inventory
    High Level Architecture
    4
    Desktop Topology
    Compatibility Exchange
    2
    Finance
    HR
    Europe
    North America
    Log Processing Service and DB
    Internet
    Data Collection Package/Compatibility Evaluators
    3
    Application Compatibility Manager
    1
    Windows Vista
    Greg
    Ichiro
  • Demo
    ACT Walkthrough
  • Changebase AOK
  • What is AOK?
    A product from Changebase (a gold certified partner of Microsoft)
    AOK application has a light-weight, multi-threaded Microsoft .Net and SQL-based architecture, providing a fast, reliable and scalable platform
    • Application incompatibility identified, fixed and monitored Automatically
    • Different Colour codes to show the AppCompat process.
    • Customized Reporting – XML and PDF
    • Unique utilities for Automated QA and Drag and Drop import of legacy apps and non-MSI apps
  • High level architecture
    Applications
    Environment
    Middleware
    O/S
    Platform compatibility
    MSI’s
    Non-MSI’s
    Remediated
    MSI’s
    MSI
    repository
    Loads the application
    automatically
    Concise RAG
    Reports
  • Demo
    AOK Walkthrough
  • Virtualization solutionsfor AppCompat
  • Virtualization Solutions for AppCompat
  • Remote Application Hosting
    Data Center
    Reduces client-side regression testing, patching, OS to OS conflicts
    Applications can be closer to centralized data, speeding operations
    Rapid application deployments and easier patching
    Desktops
  • Desktop Virtualization
    Centrally manage Virtual PCs
    Simplify Virtual PC image delivery and update
    Seamless presentation of windows in a Virtual PC
  • Virtualize Applications
    Isolates applications from each other
    Minimizes app-to-app conflicts and compatibility testing
    Enhances application provisioning
    Provide real-time usage reports
  • Demo
    Windows XP Mode
  • Summing up..
    AppCompat is a critical Process
    Microsoft takes this very seriously
    Lots of free tools available online to help with developers and ITPros
    With all the work and leveraging Windows 7, You will know that,
    “ THE JUICE IS WORTH THE SQUEEZE ..!!”
  • References
    Chris Jackson - http://blogs.msdn.com/cjacks/
    AppCompat VRT - www.microsoft.com/springboard
    Microsoft TechNet - technet.com/appcompat
    My Technical Blog - http://www.msigeek.com
    Follow me on Twitter at “msigeek”
    Contact AOK ChangeBase team at - dawn.clifton@changebase.com